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Texas Standard: November 1, 2019

In one of the top fundraising states for Donald Trump, what does impeachment add to the political mix for Texas? We’ll take a look. Plus, NPR’s John Burnett previews his story of how one of the nation’s biggest pro-Trump regions, the Texas panhandle is dealing with its fastest growing demographic… immigrants. And the Texas Tribune…

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Texas Standard: July 4, 2019

There’s a long list of Democratic Presidential candidates. Two from Texas, but only one Texan is now among the top 5 candidates. We’ll have the story. Also, in this, the land of the free, how one man found true freedom even as he is behind bars. Plus how can camp create positive memories for children…

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Enchiladas

When it’s 100 degrees in the shade, most folks look for a cool drink or two. But if you’re a Texan, you’ll also want something to eat with that – something spicy and cheesy and delicious. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: June 6, 2018

It was the biggest primary day so far. On the day after, what do the numbers tell Texas about the shape of the midterms to come? We’ll explore. Also, there’ve been lawsuits and noisy protests against school boards across the state as some districts move to replace failing schools with charter partnerships. What’s behind the…

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The Afterlife of Antiques

Antique stores dot the Texas landscape – often taking over old gas stations or restaurants – and filled past the brim with the belongings of yesteryear. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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Texas Standard: January 3, 2018

North Korea wants to re-open communication with South Korea, and protests in Iran raise tensions. We’ll explore how the U-S might balance these dual crises. Also, the flu is going around. Doctors say wash your hands, stay home when you’re sick and, yes, get the flu shot – even though it might not protect you….

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Texas Standard: September 12, 2017

Theres gotta be a better way: a top official in Houston says the whole region needs to rethink flood preparation to adjust to a new normal, we’ll have the story. Also: what’s in the water? Residents of Harvey hit Texas want to return to their homes and many have, but experts are concerned about high…

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Anglo Settlers Were Texas’ Original Undocumented Immigrants

This was the situation: the new immigrants to Texas were becoming quite a problem. They were coming across the river in droves. Some were legal and some were undocumented. Some were living on land they had legally acquired and some were squatters, living on land that belonged to others. The legal immigrants were being followed…

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Courtesy Bumps

Texans have an unspoken agreement when it comes to passing each other on the open road. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Sean Petrie as he wrote this week’s poem.

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Texans & Their Trucks

If there’s one thing most Texans can agree on, it’s a love of trucks. Whether you favor the vintage variety or something new with all the bells and whistles, trucks have a special place in this state. That was the inspiration for Typewriter Rodeo’s Kari Anne Roy as she wrote this week’s poem.

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Green Room: Soccer

More Americans are attending and watching the World Cup than ever before. Could this be the long-awaited ‘tipping point’ for the game’s popularity in the U.S.? MLSSoccer.com’s Greg Lalas talks about the prospects and the Texan set to soccer’s next star.

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Green Room: Nolan Ryan

Sure, Nolan Ryan’s known the world over as one of baseball’s all time greats, but few realize that first and foremost, he’s a rancher! Ryan’s childhood passion for beef led him to put together a new cookbook. In our conversation with one of today’s most famous Texans, Ryan talks about his childhood, great ballpark eats,…

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